Horror Editing Services

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Renee

Renee

Buxton, ME, United States

Passionate editor of award-winning indie novels, with a specialty in adult dark fiction, spec. fic., horror, and psychological thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • Sebago Education Alliance
  • Allhorror.net
  • HorrorMovieReviews.com
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Poetry, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

David

David

Long Beach, CA, United States

Give me your dangling participles, your absent oxford commas, your run-on sentences yearning to be written correctly.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Group, USA; Random House, LLC
  • Pegasus Books and Publishing House
  • Words That Stay, LLC

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Classics, Plays & Screenplays, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Holly

Holly

Springfield, United States

Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, New Adult, Young Adult

Parisa

Parisa

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Former Simon and Schuster editor with 15+ years of experience, specializing in all genres of fiction!


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Simon & Schuster

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Hannah

Hannah

Denver, CO, USA

I am a former literary agent with 8+ years experience editing, polishing, and selling highly reviewed and bestselling books to publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • KT Literary
  • Trident Media Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Madeline

Madeline

New York, NY, USA

Experienced developmental editor and published author specializing in literary, horror, and suspense novels


Work experience:

  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction

Shannon

Shannon

Kansas City, MO, USA

Book coach and editor with 10+ years of experience. My clients include award-winning authors and publishers. Fantasy, romance, thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Self-employed
  • Pitch Wars
  • Writers House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Sara

Sara

Nashua, NH, USA

Flexible, fierce, efficient editor with decades of experience in editing everything from horror to science fiction to literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Ascend Learning
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Military Science Fiction, Literary Fiction

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